Chargers agree to terms with veteran defensive tackle Linval Joseph

Free agent defensive tackle Linval Joseph, shown as a member of the Vikings, has agreed to a two-year contract with the Chargers.
Free agent defensive tackle Linval Joseph has agreed to a two-year contract with the Chargers.
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The Chargers have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with defensive tackle Linval Joseph. He signed for a reported $17 million with another $2 million available in incentives.

The position became one of need last week when the team released Brandon Mebane in a move to open salary cap space.

Joseph, 31, is a 10-year veteran who spent his first four seasons with the New York Giants and the past six with the Minnesota Vikings.

The Chargers addressed the offensive tackle spot, but now the question is whom they might target for quarterback with Tom Brady out of the picture.

Joseph has started at least 12 games every year since 2011 and has appeared in 141 games for his career. A second-round pick of the Giants in 2010, he was named to the Pro Bowl in 2016 and 2017.

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